One of the best ways you can utilize Buildout to market your listings is by creating documents. Buildout’s Document Editor gives you many options when it comes to creating documents that suit your listing’s needs. In this article, we’ve defined a collection of helpful terms to know and understand when you’re working in the Document Editor.
The interface in which you can create and edit documents in Buildout. You can find this by clicking on any template under the New Document button or clicking “Edit” next to an existing document in the Docs tab.
the options displayed when clicking on the wrench icon at the top of the Document Editor. These will be options that affect several if not all of the pages in your document.
Full Bleed Images
Images with expanded margins that stretch from edge to edge with no gaps in between. This option can be found in certain templates via Document Options.
Headers and Footers
The top and bottom sections of a page. These will typically be present and consistent between all of the body pages of a document template.
Landscape Document Templates
Horizontally-oriented documents. These will be marked with an “(L)” next to their name in the Docs tab.
Page Edit Bar
The blue bar at the top of any given page in the Document Editor. You can find the available Page Layouts and Page Options here. This is also where you can change the title of a page by manually editing the page title on the left side of the bar.
The different ways in which a page can be formatted. You can find the layouts available for a page in the Page Edit Bar.
The list of predetermined pages that can be used within a given document, which can be found in the bottom-left corner of the Document Editor. The Page Library can vary between different document templates.
The options found when clicking on “Options” in Page Edit Bar. These will be options that affect only the page you are editing.
Photo Frame Bar
The blue bar at the top of any photo in the Document Editor. You can use this bar to change the frame of the photo (Fill, Fit, Stretch, or Center), rotate the photo, or change the image altogether.
Portrait Document Templates
High-functioning pages in your document templates that receive continuous updates from our design team. These can be recognized in your document by the lightning bolt symbol and yellow cell color in the Page Library. While these pages cannot be customized, they have a higher degree of configurability than most pages and also receive consistent upgrades from our designers in real-time. Read more about them here.
A very thorough/detailed design request which includes large-scale branding changes for your company’s marketing materials (logos, colors, fonts, styles, etc.).
The shareable version of the document that can be downloaded once you are done creating the document in the Document Editor. This can be found by clicking on the document name in the Docs tab of a property or by clicking the gear symbol to the right of the document and selecting “Download”. Note: the URL of your rendered document is a temporary URL that will expire after 48 hours. For a more shareable link, click on the “Link” button to the right of the document name in the Docs tab of a property.
An editable map that allows you to highlight notable retailers and landmarks around your property. You can create a Retailer Map by clicking “Edit Map” in the Page Edit Bar for any page that has a Retailer Map option available. To learn more about creating and editing Retailer Maps, click here.
Pages that have been saved by clicking on the “Save to my library” button in the blue bar at the top of a page. These pages will be found at the bottom of the Page Library. A saved page is essentially a snapshot of the original page, meaning no edits made to it will be saved. For this reason, we recommend only saving a page when you are positive it will not need to be edited in the near future. Note: we typically do not recommend saving Retailer Map pages or Financials pages, as these pages tend to be more property-specific and require further editing when saved.
Text Adjustment Bar (TAB)
The TAB is the blue bar that appears above a section of text in your documents. This bar allows you to adjust font size and line height of whatever text is below it. Note: due to space limitations, TAB functionality is not available on tables.